Search Results: "Carl Pearce"


BOOK REVIEW

THE NO-DOGS-ALLOWED RULE by Kashmira Sheth
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2012

"Just right for aspiring pet owners. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Third-grader Ishan Mehra wages a successful campaign to repeal his mother's no-dogs-allowed rule by gently introducing her to a neighbor's dog. Read full book review >

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THE SILENCE SEEKER by Ben Morley
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2010

"Ultimately this British import leaves readers with as much of a letdown as it does its protagonist. (Picture book. 5-8)"
A new boy and his family—"asylum seekers"—have moved into Joe's building. Read full book review >

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PHOENIX RISING by Bryony Pearce
YOUNG ADULT
Released: Jan. 17, 2017

"Thrilling steamship adventure overcomes wobbly worldbuilding. (Science fiction. 12-14)"
A pirate ship plies the garbage-strewn and poisonous seas of a late 21st century finally recovering from the eruption of the Yellowstone supervolcano. Read full book review >

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THE CAMEL OF DESTRUCTION by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 1, 2002

"Rife with subterfuge, political intrigue, and state-of-the-art business chicanery, circa 1910, with dozens of sly asides and a glimpse of Egypt so pungent you can almost smell the camel dung."
When Gareth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt of colonial Cairo, reaches into his in-box and pulls out the Widow Shawquat's petition that her husband's property be passed on to her son instead of to the distant relative who wants to sell the land out from under them, Owen politely tries to fend her off. Read full book review >

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A DEAD MAN IN MALTA by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 1, 2010

"An amusing period tale. Seymour's seventh outing (Dead in Naples, 2009, etc.) shows a dry wit and an engaging touch with political folderol, familial brouhahas and mystery logistics."
Do-good ladies and do-bad gents discombobulate 1913 Malta. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"An able exposition of many of the ugly realities behind the global marketplace's attractive exterior."
New Scientist environment and development consultant Pearce (With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, 2007, etc.) looks at the stuff our consumer dreams are made of, drawing dire conclusions about globalization along the way. Read full book review >

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THE NEW WILD by Fred Pearce
NON-FICTION
Released: April 7, 2015

"Pearce's book could use some pruning and shaping of its own, but his theme is significant: There is no going back when change is the norm."
Environmental journalist Pearce (The Land Grabbers: The New Fight over Who Owns the Earth, 2012, etc.) examines the effects of introduced species and our responses to them. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDE BOX by Michael Pearce
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"As always in this comically understated series (The Mark of the Pasha, 2008, etc.), both crime and punishment are consistently upstaged by a lovingly detailed portrait of Egypt during the Great War. The result is a bit like a police procedural reimagined by Douglas Adams."
One young woman lost and another found are the keys to the Mamur Zapt's latest adventure in 1913 Egypt. Read full book review >

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SISTERS RED by Jackson Pearce
Released: June 8, 2010

"This urban fantasy with its scarred heroine and intermittent violence is not for Twilight fans but may well appeal to Melissa Marr's readers and teens who like their fantasy on the gritty side. (Fantasy. YA)"
This is not the tale of Little Red Riding Hood your granny told. Read full book review >

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THE INSIDE JOB by Jackson Pearce
CHILDREN'S
Released: July 12, 2016

"Wacky and action-packed. (Thriller. 9-12)"
After leaving the evil spy organization they were raised in, 12-year-old Hale and his younger sister, Kennedy, are determined to bring down the nefarious Sub Rosa Society, find their MIA parents, and save the world. Read full book review >

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THE MARK OF THE PASHA by Michael Pearce
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 1, 2008

"Pearce (The Point in the Market, 2003, etc.) makes his historical tales so witty and plausible that you'll regret missing Cairo's heyday. Pump up the air conditioning and enjoy."
Religious uprisings, political unrest, British snobbery and Egyptians languishing in the public baths—it must be another trip to turn-of-the-last-century Cairo. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1992

"If you're not expecting a whodunit—as usual, there are no big surprises saved for the end—this is as charming a historical mystery as you'll find this summer."
Pearce hits his stride with this third tale of Gereth Cadwallader Owen, the Mamur Zapt (...and the Return of the Carpet, ...and the Night of the Dog) of the Anglo-Egyptian political police. Read full book review >